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Educational & Humanitarian projects on ISS Russian Segment

THEBAS Experiment


THEBAS experiment is a part of the science research program to be performed aboard the ISS RS by Pedro Duque, ESA astronaut of Spanish nationality in the frame of the SSM CERVANTES Project. The European Space Agency is a customer for the preparation and implementation of the scientific program.



Objective:

Study of the effect of interaction between the container and balls inside it when the system deviated from the state of rest is subjected to regular one-dimension oscillations. In addition to experiment under actual microgravity conditions, control experiments with similar hardware will be conducted on the ground (with a deviation normal to the force of gravity) to obtain a qualitative assessment of the gravity effect on such a system.

Tasks:

Video recording for educational purposes of behaviour of solid spherical bodies of different diameters in closed transparent containers.

Science Hardware Used:

  • Pouch THEBAS:
    - A pendulum;
    - A set of transparent containers;
    - Video Tapes.

Crew Support Items:

  • Camcorder SONY DSR PD-150P;
  • Universal adapter bracket LIV for video camera attachment.

Experiment Results:

Information recorded on Video Tapes.

ISS Crew


OVCHININ Alexey OVCHININ
Alexey



HAGUE  Nick HAGUE
Nick



KOCH  Christina  KOCH
Christina



SKVORTSOV Alexandr SKVORTSOV
Alexandr



PARMITANO Luka PARMITANO
Luka



MORGAN   Andrew MORGAN
Andrew